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A Dash Through the Clouds (1912)
Director: Mack Sennett

Aviation enthusiast Josephine rescues her suitor, Chubby, from an angry mob with the help of Slim and his airplane.

A Dash Through the Clouds (1912)


It wasn’t until Tarkovsky that we got a truly dimensional awareness in our camera, and not until “Finding Nemo” that it hit the mainstream. There was a hiccup there with the first “Star Wars” and “Soy Cuba”, but it faded fast.

Not that we didn’t always want a swooping camera. Here is the first statement I know of a potential for three dimensional perspectives. Of course the camera doesn’t actually fly, but I doubt that mattered to viewers 90 years ago. The very idea of a human swooping about might have been enough.

Posted in 2004

Ted’s Evaluation — 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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